Today, Ming and I talked about blessings in disguise. What I thought was a disaster last year turned out to be exactly what I needed, and didn’t know I wanted.
Looking back, all the experiences I had during the span of my career have led me to this point.
As Arnold Schwarzenegger says, there’s no such thing as a self-made man. Throughout my life, I’ve had people who supported me. And even those who criticised and put me down drove me to do better.
When I first started working in a media company, I was in a one leg kick sort of role, in which I had to write articles and advertising copy, strategise content and edit articles, coordinate media coverage for events, so on and so forth. But what I wanted to be was a journalist.
When I requested a transfer, the supervisor in my two-(wo)man team told me that I “couldn’t be a journalist”, that when I walked into a room, I made people feel awkward.
Her critique was delivered badly, but I made use of it anyway. Less than six months later, I was a journalist and while I may have made people feel awkward, I used that to my advantage.
(It’s not a bug, it’s a feature. LOL)
Over the years (even in school), I’ve had my highs and lows. And I’ve learned that even at the lowest points, the journey’s not over.
It’s over when you decide it’s over.